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Ahoy There Captain!

Boating is a hugely relaxing pastime and as such we shouldn’t allow many things out there on the water to annoy us. I don’t easily get annoyed and even smile

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Breaking New Ground

Making its debut at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show, the Ocean Alexander 70 Evolution motor yacht brings a new look to the company’s line and is the first Ocean

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Amphibious Fishing Machine

Kiwi boat builder, Sealegs International has released its newest amphibious craft, the 7.7m Sport D-Tube. Designed and built in-house by Sealegs, the new 7.7m Sport D-Tube joins the company’s popular

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Improving With Age

The Cruiser Hardtop 701 Gen2 is the latest addition to the growing line-up in the Cruiser Series for McLay Boats. Barry Thompson went to the picturesque Lake Wakatipu to check

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Cruising the Greek Aegean Sea

In southern Greece with Envoy moored stern-to a causeway linking Monemvasia Island to the mainland village of Yefira, we enjoy exploring the village and its small taverna-lined fishing boat harbour

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The Powerplay 56 Powercat

Fiji-bound cat cleverly combines innovative custom interior with powerful proven hull shape. Mike Rose checked out this ocean capable powercat. Townsville-based designer James Dewing has been creating innovative, good-looking, ocean-capable

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Grady-White Journey 258

Stuart Arnold, a man who speaks with a distinctive English accent, has taken an American icon, Kiwi-fied it and created something very special. Or, as the young kid on the

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AIS Collision Avoidance Technology

An AIS transponder helps you to see and be seen in all weather conditions, automatically identifying vessels in your area. But what is AIS and why should you consider installing

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Wild Waters

Deranged dogtooth tuna and monstrous Maori wrasse are just some of the prey that lurk in the uncharted waters of remote eastern PNG. By Al McGlashan I couldn’t believe it – I

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Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht

The 4800 Sport Yacht is the latest in the ever improving Riviera Sport Yacht Series. Barry Thompson was so impressed with the 5400 Sport Yacht, that he went to the

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Berley Pots

There is a well-known American Express advertisement that says, “Never leave home without it”. The same thing applies with one essential fishing tool that permanently lives on my boat and

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Orca 6.2 Sportfisher

We feel a trend coming… Midcab walkarounds could be the next big thing on the kiwi boating scene. We sent Freddy Foote to Rotorua to check out the Orca 6.2

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Seasickness Remedies

Seasickness, the bain of virtually everyone at some stage of their boating life, is a phenomenon that surprisingly, very few people fully understand. Out of a boat load of people

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McLay 651 CrossXover

McLay doesn’t build pontoon boats, but designer and MD of McLay Boats, Steve McLay reckons his crossXover models are as good as or better. They incorporate all the aspects of

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Reel Choice

If you are in the market for a new reel, or you are a first time buyer, then you need to make sure you get the right reel for the

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Frewza F18 HT

I occasionally come across a brand of alloy boat that I get a particular attraction to for whatever reason. Frewza is certainly one of those. Essential you wouldn’t call it

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Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 10

REGULAR COLUMNS 6 POINT OF VIEW 8 NEWS & NOTABLE 123 ALUMINIUM BOAT GUIDE FEATURES 26 Fishing Reels Explained Paul Walker looks at some of the history and development of

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SACS Strider 13

Founded in 1990 in Milan, the epicentre of Italian design, SACS focuses on the production of luxury rigid inflatable boats, which are supremely elegant design icons, fashioned by Italian craftsmen.

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Lighting Down Under

Barry Thompson looks at underwater lights and what’s available for today’s trailer boat, flybridge cruiser or superyacht owner. Since Underwater Lights introduced one of the first recognised underwater lights for

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The Mackay Dynasty

When offshore powerboat racing started in 1964, there were no dedicated race boats. The first Auckland powerboat races were held in April 1964 with two events, that attracted close to

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Pacific PWC 2017

144 – HAPPENINGS News and new products from the world of PWCs. 147 – 2017 BUYERS GUIDE The latest releases with all the specs from the big three – Yamaha, Sea

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49 Alaska Sedan Review

Since Leigh-Smith Yachts sold their first Alaska into Australia in 2003, the Leigh-Smith family have been near wholly responsible for over 90 boats being built in the 40-series alone with

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Raeline 185 Bow Rider

Rae-Line, built in Kaiapoi north of Christchurch is one of the countries quiet achieving brands. With a number of models in production, we sent Freddy Foote to test their 185

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Chaparral’s 210 SunCoast

Chaparral’s 210 SunCoast is more than a simple racey bowrider / deckboat with the sole purpose of being a water sport boat, it is also one that has the right

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Cruise of the Envoy

We’re in Corfu’s Gouvia Marina with our friend Chris aboard berthed next to a sturdy 18 m British wooden ketch called Acco, built in 1938. Boats like these are always

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LED lighting Tips

Everyone knows the benefits of LED lighting compared to traditional incandescent bulb based lighting. It is well published that LED Luminaires are some 90% more efficient and offer up to

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Trim Tabs

Gone are the days of playing around with your trim buttons to get the boat’s attitude right. You can now leave it all to highly advanced electronic systems that do

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Gamefishing Part 3

When it finally happened, catching our first striped marlin seemed almost easy. The planning, set up, thinking and money spent paid off. On Friday April 1 we set out from

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Understanding Propellers

Of all the items on an outboard motor, seemingly the most unpretentious and uncomplicated, is the propeller. Yet amazingly, despite the fact they are such an integral part of an

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Marco 650 Centre Cab

The Marco 650 Centre Cab is the first walk around aluminium trailer boat I have tested and it is also one of the very few available in New Zealand. Considering

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Everyman 650

Aluminium walkarounds are not common and that surprises me. They are great boats, very practical and perfect for fishing. However, Everyman Boats has taken on the walkaround challenge and what

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Exploring the City Fringe

The Mahurangi Harbour and outlying islands to the east and northeast offer a diverse range of river, harbour, coastal and island experiences that cater to all sizes of trailer craft,

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Fossil-Free Boating

Power Equipment conducted a press event recently to launch its new range of German-made Torqeedo electric outboard motors. Founded in 2005, according to Power Equipment, Torqeedo has quickly built a

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Propeller Shoot Out

We took eleven different Mercury Marine propellers and tried them all on our McLay 4.8 Fortress powered by a Mercury 75 4S, to see what difference to performance and fuel

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Fishing Mayor Island

Mat Hewetson had fished in the BOP many times over the past decade, usually at White Island but hadn’t fished off Mayor Island. When he recently moved to live in

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